Going off to College Soon

GraduateI know it’s been a while since I wrote a blog entry, but things have been very hectic, especially with school. As the New Year begins and I approach graduation day, it’s harder and harder to grasp the fact that I will be a freshman in college in just a few more months. As exciting as that may sound, I’m nervous at the same time. It’s a big step into adulthood knowing that I’m no longer a child who can depend on my teachers or parents to baby me and tell me what’s right from wrong.

Going off to college is a very important decision for me because I’ve never been away from my family. I want to go out into the world and experience life so I can learn what it feels like to be independent and begin to take on more responsibilities as a young lady. Making the transition from high school to college will be challenging for me because I’m used to being told what to do, and from what I know about college, no one will be there to say “Kayla do this, or Kayla do that.” It will be strictly up to me to complete all of my assignments and manage my time.

However, I’m not worried about this transition because the experience I’ve gained being a youth advisor and attending a college peremptory high school gives me confidence. I have learned how to manage my time and how to take on a leadership role, and I’m not afraid to ask for help when I need it.

So, if you’re in the same situation as I am, I strongly encourage you to look towards college with excitement. Going off to college is like a new beginning. It’s a time to prove to yourself and others that even though taking on such a big challenge may be hard, it will all be worth it.